March 18th, 2008

Beat Research :: Tribute to Tim Haslett

Join Flack & I & Brian Coleman & friends as we pay tribute to the too too soon departed local music man, Tim Haslett, “one of the unsung heroes of the Boston scene,” former buyer for Other Music’s Hahvid Sq branch, Twisted Villager, true champion of underground music, rap-techno-electro lover (oh and house too), and black cultural nationalist. An intellectual and a gentle man. Who’s gonna be missed.

Monday night, March 24, 9pm-1am, music in the spirit of Tim.

If you’re a local DJ type who knew him, come on out and bring a few rekkids Tim woulda liked.

Beat Research
Mondays at the Enormous Room with residents DJ Flack and Wayne and Wax
567 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
9pm to 1am, 21 plus, Free


  • 1. » r&hellip  |  March 18th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    […] open tribute monday […]

  • 2. Teep  |  March 19th, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Unfortunately I’ll be out of town for this, but someone please play 69 – My machines and make sure to let it run into the Extraterrestrial Raggabeats… just like Tim would. RIP

  • 3. Petrina  |  March 19th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I was a DJ with Tim at WZBC.
    He was wonderful.
    What a terrible loss.

  • 4. George  |  March 19th, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Good post, Wayne. I’ll definitely be there on Monday.
    I was in shock when I heard the news. There’s been too much death recently.

  • 5. Carl  |  March 19th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    You will have to play Luke Haines. He loved The Auteurs, Black Box Recorder, Baader Meinhof and all thing Haines almost as much as Pernice Brothers

  • 6. ripley  |  March 19th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    What? What?!?

    is there more info on what happened available anywhere?

    what a loss..

  • 7. David Day  |  March 19th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    more here:

    and here:

  • 8. wayneandwax  |  March 19th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    thx for the info, david. i enjoyed your own remembrance too.

  • 9. SJ  |  March 19th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    i didn’t know tim at all, but after reading four obituaries today about him, i am interested to come to the enormous room on monday to hear the music that he liked. what a good idea!

  • 10. RIP Tim Haslett | Mashit&hellip  |  March 19th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    […] There will be an open tribute to Tim at Beat Research on Monday -> […]

  • 11. Nick Follett  |  March 19th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    I was going to suggest some Black Box Recorder too. He always described them as ‘off the meat hook!’ which seemed odd but somehow fitting. Tim, you are missed.

  • 12. sQuare Productions »&hellip  |  March 20th, 2008 at 1:35 am

    […] have written about Tim, including Boston DJ scholar Wayne Marshall (who is holding a listening party of Tim’s favorite music this Monday), Boston legend Teep […]

  • 13. wayneandwax  |  March 20th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    some kind words from /jace and hua too —

  • 14. taliesin  |  March 20th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Is there any archive of the angels of history posts? or do the just the comments remain as some unhinged collection of references?

  • 15. wayneandwax  |  March 20th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    yeah, it’s unfortunate that the posts have not survived at, tho the comments — which are great in their own right (and definitely unhinged in other ways too!) — do. (who, if anyone, might be able to fix this?) but i did find most of tim’s posts archived in another place, albeit sans comments:

  • 16. Petrina  |  March 20th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    sign our blog for tim…..

  • 17. Teep  |  March 21st, 2008 at 10:49 am

    dug up this old flyer from — god knows when… as you can see, Tim was “top billin” and “had his thing before all ya’ll”

    enjoy Monday night – please take pix, make recordings & share

  • 18. RIP Tim Haslett | Redboy &hellip  |  March 21st, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    […] Beat Research Tribute […]

  • 19. wayneandwax  |  March 21st, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    at his blog, benny blanco┬« has posted two mp3s of a 1992 ravey radio mix by Tim during his ZBC days. great stuff —

  • 20. » R&hellip  |  March 24th, 2008 at 10:07 am

    […] And we corresponded a little bit over the tubes. I’m honored to be able to offer yet another forum, tonight, for friends and family to remember Tim thru the music he loved. I’m getting the […]

  • 21. robin  |  March 25th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    he was one of those seriously jittery types whose brain moves too fast for most people, i could usually barely keep up with him…and someone who had no snobbishness about music and real enthusiasm even after 20 years of being an obsessive.

    you could ask him about something and it would instantly wind him up and out would spill his opinion, a myriad of connections to cultural histories, products…

    he will be missed and more than that, there’s a huge gaping hole of knowledge where tim was. The one person whom I wish somehow could have wikified his brain.


  • 22. » t&hellip  |  March 26th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    […] Monday night at Beat Research was a lot of fun. Folks and friends came out in force, from veteran DJs to Tim’s family, & the vibes were real nice. Special thanks to Brian Coleman for rallying the people and bringing his deep crates of tunes he knew Tim loved. & Props to all the other DJs who threw down: David Day, Reverend Al, DJ Duo, Lenore, & Brynmore. Representing to the fullest – […]


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I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

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